Cape Town – According to several online reports South African hairstylist and Rhythm City star, Iko Mash has died.
The Daily Sun first reported that the LGBTQI activist died on Friday morning due to a terminal illness. Drum also reported on Mash's death, writing: "Iko had worked over the years as a make-up artist and stylist to many publications including DRUM."
The star played a transgender character, Zahr on the hit e.tv soapie. Tributes have been pouring in on social media since the news first broke.
See those here:
If there was ever a person who was unapologetically themself, that was Iko Mash... A ray of sunshine! Condolences to family and friends ??????— Mpho Maboi (@MphoMaboi) July 21, 2017
Rest In Peace Iko Mash ? pic.twitter.com/ZZC8aNVRVo— SIBONGILE NTULI???? (@Sibongile_Dust) July 21, 2017
Rest In Peace Iko Mash????— Nompumelelo Nkosi (@ntokozojoy) July 21, 2017